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Tourism guide accents bicentennial year

Allegany County legislators accepted the county's 2006 tourism guide Monday.

Tourism specialist Jesse Case presented the booklet, saying he has had 125,000 copies printed. He said the books will be distributed across New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio and to travel shows and other gatherings.

Case also distributed copies of the magazine Plenty, with an article favorably comparing Allegany County as a winter destination to British Columbia; Yosemite National Park, Calif.; and Taos, N.M. The article calls the county "blissfully undervisited."

Case's 28-page travel guide highlights the county's bicentennial, which is being celebrated this year.

The official countywide observance is May 20 at the fairgrounds in Angelica, but Case said many communities are offering bicentennial events before and after that date.

The travel guide includes several scenic routes for people to drive throughout the county, as well as listings of accommodations, restaurants and other attractions.

A calendar of county events includes the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally in July, the Greater Wellsville Trout Derby at the end of April, the Andover Maple Festival and Sportsmen's Show in April, Andover's Fourth of July Celebration, the Rushford Labor Day program and the County Fair, which is in July.

The County Legislature also heard Monday from Shawnee Wright, the drug-free-community coordinator, about a "town meeting" for the whole county scheduled March 28.

The coalition she leads, Partners for Prevention in Allegany County, is offering the meeting to explore aspects of underage drinking, which she called "not a minor problem."

The meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. in Wellsville Elementary School and will include panelists representing the State Liquor Authority; police agencies; District Attorney Terrence M. Parker; Patty Curran, a liquor store owner; and William Penman, executive director of the Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

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